Compaq India is a subsidiary of Compaq that was founded in 1982 in Houston, USA. Compaq in India has huge market even after its merger with Hewllet and Packard (hp). Compaq's desktop, notebooks and accessories are the main products manufactured by Compaq in India. The Houston based company works with main focus on computers and servers. It captures about 25% of Indian hardware market. Compaq has almost 700 workers in India and is expected to lay off about 20-30% of them owing to the merger with hp. The two IT giants can pose a threat to domestic conglomerates like Infosys, Satyam Computers etc. In Bangalore Compact Computer Corporation has launched an online store. This facility will be used by Compaq India to sell its products like the Presario range, Notebooks, Laptops, iPaq Desktops SB Series, fingerprint ID and smart card readers in the online store. The e-store is of great help to the customers that will help to solve the queries in no time both pre and post purchase ones. This store will also have customer call center in Bangalore that is an additional feature of this web based shopping of Compaq's products in India.
It is a leading name in Information Technology (IT). Its first product was Compaq Portable that came in November 1982. Then came in Deskpro and Systempro. It entered the retail computer market in 1990 when its server market was on boom. The year 1997 saw the advent of Tandem Computers known for their non-stop server line. The acquisition of Digital Equipment Corporation by Compaq in 1998 had made it the second largest computer maker in the world. But in 2001 Compaq merged with HP. It manufactures and markets it products in more than 200 countries across the world that includes:
Software services and solutions
Personal entertainment and Internet devices
PC products includes Compaq Portables, Compaq Deskpro, Compaq LTE, Compaq Presario, Compaq ProLinea, Compaq ProLiant, Compaq Armada, Compaq EVO, iPaq, Compaq Professional Workstation and wireless LAN products. The website of Compaq gives the detailed information on the products of Compaq India. There is a facility to download drivers and software from the Compaq website. Compaq Computer India Pvt ltd has kept the prices of its products according to the Indian market. The multimedia Compaq Presario 4010 is launched at the price of Rs. 29,995 excluding the monitor. The 15" color monitor costs Rs. 9,995 and 17" has price Rs. 15,995. The year 2007 seen the launch of two Compaq Presario desktops and two Compaq Presario notebooks. This launch has been done by Hp. Both the notebooks have 15.4" widescreen display with BrightView Technology. Their iPaq Pocket PCs and Mobile Messenger have the full functionality of PDA. Latest HP promotion includes Compaq Presario SR Series Desktop with scratch card offer to win prizes. Compaq laptops in India are the most sought after in the market. Compaq at present as well is one of the largest multinational computer brands in India, which is fully dedicated to serve the customer with products having the latest technology and by providing excellent customer services not only in India but through out the world.